Viewpoints holds artist holiday reception tonight

Viewpoints Gallery presents “A Gift of Art”, a festive holiday exhibition highlighting smaller workPOSTCARD VERTICALs of art in a wide variety of mediums. A reception for the artists is scheduled 5-8 p.m. today (Friday) at the gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

On hand are paintings, ceramics and jewelry, plus other smaller gift items, have been created for the holiday season by the 15 artists at the gallery. The exhibit runs through Dec. 29.

For more information, call (650) 941-5789 or visit

Archaeologist uncovers Hannibal's secret weapon


Archaeologist Patrick N. Hunt took the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience on a trip back in time during his Nov. 19 discussion of Hannibal, a leader he deemed the “greatest military strategist of all time.”

In his presentation “Hannibal’s Secret Weapon,” Hunt, who has taught at Stanford University since 1993, spoke of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general born in 247 B.C.

Preparing for emergencies? There's a grant for that

David Head/Special to the Town Crier
The Block Action Team on Ben Roe Drive used its 2018-2019 Community and Emergency Preparedness Grant to purchase emergency preparedness kits and host an ice cream social, during which members distributed the kits to neighbors.

The city of Los Altos’ Community and Emergency Preparedness Grants Program funds projects aimed at encouraging residents and small businesses to improve emergency preparedness, build community and strengthen neighborhood ties.

Grants are available for qualified projects that support the program’s goals to enhance community resiliency by proactively preparing for emergencies and strengthening the community’s ability to respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and crime; and to increase communication and bolster connections within the Los Altos community.

December's First Friday features holiday theme


December’s First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Community Briefs, 'The Force' at library, benefit for vets

‘The Force’ takes hold of main library Sunday

The Los Altos main library is scheduled to host a free “Star Wars” movie marathon 10:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Sunday.

The four-movie marathon includes “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (10:15 a.m.), “A New Hope” (12:25 p.m.), “The Empire Strikes Back” (2:35 p.m.) and “Return of the Jedi” (4:40 p.m.).

Save the Date – Week of Dec. 4



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